Reliability Society Newsletter

Vol. 65, No. 3, October 2019

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President's Message

Dear Reliability Society Members,

As this year draws to a close, your Reliability Society leadership team has been busy accomplishing many of its tasks. Our third ExCom and AdCom meetings were held earlier this month in Denver, Colorado, on the heels of the first snowstorm of the season for the Rocky Mountains. Fortunately, everyone’s travels proceeded smoothly, and we had great attendance to work through a packed agenda. Each of our vice-presidents (Membership, Technical Activities, Conferences and Publications), and some of their technical committee members, presented a status of their areas. In addition, I presented highlights from the IEEE Technical Advisory Board meetings that are particularly relevant to our Society. Overall, the status of our Society is as follows:

  1. Several recent targeted initiatives have allowed our membership counts to show early signs of growth. If you are one of our new members, thank you for joining us!
  2. Our Society continues to enjoy a broad portfolio of active technical communities, from Blockchain, to Cybersecurity, IoT, Systems, and many more. Please visit the “Technical Activities” page of our web site for more details (
  3. Our conference portfolio continues to be robust. We are focusing on transitioning some of our technically sponsored conferences to financial sponsorship.
  4. Our budget is on track for 2019, and we are working to open up more support for a broader range of participation in technical initiatives.
  5. The Reliability Society section in the IEEE Access Journal has been successfully launched and has started accepting submissions on September 1.
  6. Our search for an EIC for our newly approved Reliability Magazine is ongoing. Please spread the word for this exciting and truly unique opportunity!

Fall is also the time during which we conduct our annual leadership elections. The results of our Administrative Committee Election Ballot have just been released, and I am delighted to congratulate our newly elected leaders, who are joining us for a three-year term (2020-2022): Loretta Arellano, Pierre Dersin, Lou Gullo, Yan-Fu Li, Nihal Sinnadurai, and Robert Stoddard. Welcome to all of you!

But more importantly, and as always, each and every one of you who is a Member of our Society, has a place in our volunteer pool. We are actively working to make our organization more impactful than ever in 2020. If you would like to discuss your situation and need help finding “your place”, please drop me a note at and I will personally follow up with you.

I thank you for being a part of our family and wish you continued success in all your endeavors. Please remember that your feedback and ideas are always welcome.

Kind Regards,

From the Editor

The society is proceeding with a successful year. Read about the many activities completed, underway or planned for the year. See the announcements section and the homepage for upcoming conferences. This issue also contains other exciting news and chapter activities of interest. Note the new RMag EIC application and Chapter Awards input requests. Please enjoy reading about and participating in society and chapter activity.

Members and organizations have much knowledge and information to share. This sharing strengthens our disciplines, members and the society. Technical bulletins in our field of interest, committee announcements, Chapter activities, conference call for papers, etc. are needed for the newsletter. Inputs for future newsletter issues are due in the following months for input.

  • Issue #1, inputs due February
  • Issue #2, inputs due May
  • Issue #3, inputs due August
  • Issue #4, inputs due November

I look forward to communicating society information in our topics of interest with our membership. The Newsletter is only as good as the inputs provided, so please help bring our members an outstanding Newsletter. As always, feedback and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

Lon Chase
2019 Newsletter Editor-in-Chief

Ruizhi Gao
Newsletter Associate Editor-in-Chief


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